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Chapter 1 (Fiehn)
 1850- 1914 over 40 million left Europe for the
USA
 Voyage difficult, expensive, poor conditions
 Upon arrival to NewYork (USA) migrants sent
to Ellis Island and registered
 Medical tests conducted to prove full healt...
 Old, ill, illiterate and
undesirable returned to
Europe from Ellis Island.
 In 1911 2% migrants not
allowed entry into ...
Pull Factors Push Factors
Space:Vast plains, room for expansion Overcrowding: shortage of land, difficult to
acquire land/...
 Immigration contributed to a mixed
American society
 By 1920 103 different nationalities-
assimilation the intention
 ...
OLD IMMIGRANTS:
British,Germans, Scandinavians = best
jobs, most money, most political power
(WASPS –White Anglo Saxon
Pro...
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What was life like in the land of the free?

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What was life like in the land of the free?

  1. 1. Chapter 1 (Fiehn)
  2. 2.  1850- 1914 over 40 million left Europe for the USA  Voyage difficult, expensive, poor conditions
  3. 3.  Upon arrival to NewYork (USA) migrants sent to Ellis Island and registered  Medical tests conducted to prove full health of migrant  Literacy assessments conducted as were means tests  Names altered as a result of language barriers
  4. 4.  Old, ill, illiterate and undesirable returned to Europe from Ellis Island.  In 1911 2% migrants not allowed entry into the states
  5. 5. Pull Factors Push Factors Space:Vast plains, room for expansion Overcrowding: shortage of land, difficult to acquire land/ space for family/ business Wages: Improved from those in Europe Unemployment: few work opportunities as a result of economic trough/ machinery Land of the Free: Freedom of religion, speech, press Lack of opportunity: Society still class dominated, difficult for poor social classes to improve their situation- no opportunity for movement across system Natural Resources: oil, timber, minerals and land was cheap Economic Opportunity: Labour needed, as well as room for enterprise (personal business) Persecution: Many fled as a result of religious, political reasons
  6. 6.  Immigration contributed to a mixed American society  By 1920 103 different nationalities- assimilation the intention  Reality for migrants: worst job, poor pay
  7. 7. OLD IMMIGRANTS: British,Germans, Scandinavians = best jobs, most money, most political power (WASPS –White Anglo Saxon Protestants) SOUTHERN/ EASTERN EUROPEANS Late 19th century most new migrants come from southern and eastern Europe. NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS Original inhabitants of the US, though gradually forced off land. By 1917 many live in reservations, others assimilated ASIANS West coast, growing number of Chinese and Japanese; they helped create many cities and railroads BLACK AMERICANS 18TH and 19th Century Africans brought to USA as slaves. By 1920 11 Million black people lived across the USA HISPANICS Central America, Mexico and South America. Speak Spanish, work as cowboys on ranches

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